If you keep a lot of candles around the house, you might have noticed they tend to get damaged pretty easily in storage. Martha Stewart provides a simple solution, store them in paper towel tubes.
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You can wrap the candles in tissue paper or any leftover paper towels to keep them from rolling around and the cardboard tube will make sure they don't get smashed. She also recommends labelling the exterior so you don't have to pull everything apart looking for the right candle.